When I woke up, I thought it was Friday. Then realized it was Tuesday. TRAGIC, you guys.But speaking of Friday, last Friday’s rooftop yoga was such a hit that I took my mat up top again. This time, Daniela joined me!
I purposely stacked these photos to make it look like I am super strong. I can’t help but chuckle at my Photoshop skillz on this one.But really, it was a great start to the day. Sunshine, stretching, and more laughter when my virtual instructor busted out poses like this:Yeah right.
I’m keeping it light on the feet this morning because I’m saving my legs for a 5k race tonight! Unlike my last 5k, this is a real timed race and not a “fun run,” so I’ve got no excuses not to crush it.
And to crush a 20-minute race (okay, maybe 23-minute if I’m being honest), apparently I need to do a 20- to 30-minute warmup. Per my coach’s recommendation — and per articles/forums like this one, this one, and this one — the 5k is actually won before the race even starts. Lots of easy jogging, a few striders, and dynamic stretching help pick up your heart and respiratory rates and get your legs ready to race. Let’s see how it goes!
In other news, I made a smoothie! And took the time to snap a photo before I inhaled it.The main ingredient is pineapple — whose yellow beauty was overwhelmed by the rich colors of the other ingredients, unfortunately. I still love you, pineapple.This is the list: soy milk, banana, pineapple, frozen cherries, ice, a bit of vanilla protein powder, and… a bit of frozen spinach. I’ve heard that you can’t taste a bit of spinach in a smoothie which is true, but not completely true. I think next time I’ll keep it out to keep my smoothie’s colors and tastes true and beautiful.
I didn’t know I had such a strong opinion on that topic but there you have it. Is it Friday yet?
- Have you ever put spinach or another vegetable in a smoothie? Thoughts?
- What’s your 5k race strategy?
- The most advanced yoga pose you’ve mastered?
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